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Married couple and management consultants, Cronin and Fine tackle the persistent gap in workplace equality and payment parity between the sexes. After witnessing how much more quickly Fine advanced in his career—despite their near-identical education and work performance—and observing the difficulties that their daughter was facing in her job search, the couple took a long look at the factors holding women down. The book breaks down the corporate culture mantras (e.g., find mentors, be prudent in challenging the power structure) and the hidden impediments they pose for women. Despite major gains for women elsewhere in society, little has changed for women in corporate America; sexism is insidious rather than overt, and in dealing with men in the workplace, women are still presented with two options: fight them or become them. But becoming them can backfire, as Cronin and Fine demonstrate through stories of women struggling to break into corporate culture and bond with co-workers. This intelligent and substantive work is a must-read for all businesspeople—and will make an excellent graduation gift for young women entering the workforce. (May)
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"This intelligent and substantive work is a must-read for all businesspeople—and will make an excellent graduation gift for young women entering the workforce."
This book started off really well outlining a lot of situations I had lived through. Unfortunately, the end of the book was disappointing in that it didn't give me any advice on... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Linda McIntosh
As President of a division of a women's clothing company, I found this book to be insightful and relevant to issues faced by both sexes in the workplace today. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Brandon
Any woman that has tried her best to work hard, be a team player, give praise, take blame, and avoid conflicts can relate to the stories in this book. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Shellster